Serbia: Defense Minister Vučević to steer new Serbian authorities | EUROtoday

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The earlier Serbian Defense Minister Miloš Vučević was tasked with forming Serbia's subsequent authorities. A very good three months after that General election President Aleksandar Vučić has entrusted his shut get together buddy Vučević with the duty as designated Prime Minister. President Vučić and Vučević are shut get together buddies within the Progressive Party (SNS), which gained the elections.

The 49-year-old lawyer Vučević has been Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister since 2022. In May 2023, he was additionally elected president of the SNS, changing Vučić on the high of the get together. Vučević is now set to succeed the earlier head of presidency, Ana Brnabić. His election as prime minister is taken into account sure as a result of the SNS has a snug majority in parliament.

In the early parliamentary election on December 17, 2023, the SNS acquired round 47 % of the votes. The liberal opposition alliance Serbia towards violence turned the second strongest pressure with round 23 %. After the election, the opposition voiced allegations of fraud, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) additionally complained that the circumstances of the vote weren’t honest.

President Vučić is in command of politics

Despite the formal change of presidency, observers and many individuals in Serbia are sure that President Vučić will stay the casual and sole heart of energy within the nation. His authorized function as formal head of state primarily grants him protocol-related powers. However, Vučić has been figuring out Serbia's politics in numerous roles since 2012 and has continued to take action as president since 2017.

Critics accuse Vučić of an authoritarian type of presidency. According to them, he’s abusing the federal government equipment police and secret providers to economically break and publicly defame political opponents.

Serbia has been negotiating to hitch the European Union since 2014. However, not like with different accession candidates, the talks are continuing slowly. President Vučić additionally focuses his coverage on good relations with Russia and China.